Monday, January 25, 2010

Sorry, I'm Late!

I'm always late with birthday cards... always. The funny thing is that I remember a birthday weeks ahead of time and will even make a card but then I forget to mail it until it is too late! Does that happen to anyone else?

With that in mind I made this card using one of the new images from Unity's January KOTM. I spent a bit of time (okay, way too much) creating the background from little 3/4" squares of Craft Fair designer paper and a whole lotta zig zag stitching. Maybe strips of designer paper would have been a better idea! For the main image I colored it with Copic markers after stamping in Rich Cocoa Memento ink. I applied Crystal Effects to the mushroom tops and then dusted with Fine Crystal glitter (very subtle effect). I also added a bit of CE to the snail's shell. The finished card size is 5" x 5".

Stamps: Jan '10 KOTM: Savor the Journey (Unity Stamp Co.). Paper: Real Red, Soft Sky (SU!), White Perfect Panel (MFT), Craft Fair designer (American Crafts). Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Copic Markers. Other: Crystal Effects, Ribbon (May Arts), Fine Crystal Glitter (Martha Stewart), Medium Baby Boy Glitter brads (American Crafts), Deco Scallop Edger (EK Success), Sewing machine and white thread, dimensionals.


  1. Such fun, just love all the details and glitter! Jo x

  2. super cute, you have way too much patience to make that quilt background! : )

  3. holey moley- you're talented! Wow, I wouldn't mind at all geting a card late if it looked like this one:) Really love your card!

  4. This is really great! The sparkle - wow!! Love the snail with the sentiment - it's perfect.

  5. sooooo sweet! love that background-gorgeous!


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